Biblical Films, aka money makers

Noah premiered this week starring Russell Crowe, surprising many by sweeping the box office and garnering a “Fresh” certification from Rotten Tomatoes (a website devoted to reviewing and rating movies). For this weeks blog entry, here’s a quick look back on two of the most successful and profitable movies of all time, both biblical.

The Ten Commandments (1956)

The movie grossed $122.7 million at the box office during its release in 1956, and is allegedly the seventh most successful film of all time according to the Guinness World Records.

 

 

Ben-Hur (1959)

The highest grossing film of 1959, Beh-Hur, is the second-highest grossing film in history, winning 11 Academy Awards. Charlton Heston played the lead of Jonah.

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